I witnessed something today that revealed a gender stereotype in me. I'd like to know what PFers think about it. I was home in my apartment -- I live on the third story on a street that leads to a park. Today was beautiful and there was quite a bit of traffic going to the park, both cars and pedestrians. My windows were open despite the increased traffic noise. I heard a commotion outside. It was a young couple having an argument. The woman was pushing a stroller with a kid who was maybe a year old. She was having a complete meltdown, a world-class temper tantrum. Her shrieking escalated, but the young man did nothing but stand there. I kept watching, feeling guilty about it, but it was like watching a train wreck. This woman was nuts! Eventually she tried to kick him!! I couldn't believe it! He would evade, but he did not try to get away or strike back, or try to stop her. She made several attempts, but never got him. It went on for a while, until she eventually calmed down and they moved on together. I went back to what I was doing (dishes :grumpy:), thinking about them. Mostly I was feeling so very sorry for the kid in the stroller , being raised in that sad situation. Suddenly I realized, what if their genders had been switched? If I had seen a male trying to kick a woman, I would have called the police! I was really embarrassed to realize I had this bias. Intellectually I know domestic abuse can go in both directions, and both are absolutely wrong. But as I saw it happen - a woman attacking a man - I didn't think to report it. What would you have done?